Upcoming Istio 1.7.8 and 1.8.3 Security Release

Hello Istio Community,

The Istio maintainers would like to announce the forthcoming release of Istio 1.7.8 and 1.8.3.
The release will be made available on 2021-02-09 19:00 UTC (12:00 PST). This release will fix 1 security defect. The highest rated security defect is considered High severity.
No further details will be made available in advance of the release.

Yangim Zhu and Jacob Delgado (on behalf of the Istio Product Security Working Group)